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A hairstyle for your daughter's 8th grade prom can make or break her look. There are many hairstyles that an 8th grader can pull off at home with the help of a few tools and hair products. Remember to practice this prom hairstyle at home at least once to get a feel for the technique. This also gives you time to purchase any additional items you might need, such as extra bobby pins or a soft-hold hairspray.
Braids and Waves
Braids are popular among young girls. Incorporate braids into an 8th grade prom hairstyle by making them occasion-appropriate with waves. Start with clean, dry hair. Section off 3-inch segments of hair on either side of the head and hold in place with a plastic hair clip or bobby pin. Braid one of the sections, holding the braid away from the face. Bring the braid over the top of the head (like a headband) and secure to the opposite side with a few bobby pins. Repeat with the other 3-inch section of hair, bringing it to the opposite side to create a "headband" composed of braids. On the remaining hair, use a curling iron or flat iron to create long, loose waves. Work with 3-inch to 4-inch sections of hair to create loose waves, and work with the iron moving away from the hair to add volume. Add a shine spray and work through the waves to break them up and distribute the product. From here, you can leave the waves loose or create a messy bun at the nape of the neck.
The classic chignon is an easy style for an 8th grader who wants a sophisticated look at prom. Use a smoothing cream or serum on clean, dry hair to tame any frizzy hair or flyaways. Use a brush to bring hair to the nape of the neck and secure with a hair elastic. Split the hair of the ponytail into two equal parts. Gently twist one section and wrap it around the base of the ponytail, securing it with bobby pins. Do the same with the remaining section of hair.
Loose curls look gorgeous for the 8th grade prom, and have a youthful vibe. Curl hair with a curling iron or flat iron, working with a 2-inch section of hair at a time. Add a shine serum and gently break up curls for an undone look. Create a deep side part and pin back the same side you created your part, using a bobby pin or decorative hair barrette.